COVID-19 Resources

For the most up to date information and resources about coronavirus please visit www.australia.gov.au/

Tasmanian Government coronavirus (COVID-19) information and advice: www.coronavirus.tas.gov.au/

Translated resources

Australian Government Department of Health website: www.health.gov.au/resources/translated

SBS has launched a multilingual online portal to provide information on the COVID-19 outbreak for Australia’s diverse communities.  The portal provides the latest news on the health and economic impacts of the coronavirus pandemic in Australia, as well as features explaining government policy and health advice in 63 languages.

www.sbs.com.au/language/coronavirus

In-language and easy English resources have been gathered and created by the Phoenix Centre to help promote positive wellbeing behaviours, throughout COVID-19 and beyond.

www.mrctas.org.au/phoenix-centre-resources/

Coronavirus COVID-19 information – what to do if you become unwell – by the Tasmanian Government Department of Health (Launceston General Hospital). This resource has also been made into audio recordings in a number of languages by the Australian Red Cross – Tasmania Bi Cultural Community Health Program: https://soundcloud.com/mrc_tas_settlement/sets/health-coronavirus

The Australian Government Department of Home Affairs website has information in 62 languages in a drop down menu, which summarises all the main messages (restrictions on movement, good hygiene, symptoms of the disease, help for workers, etc).

Translated information about Citizenship can be found here: https://covid19.homeaffairs.gov.au/citizenship

Migration Council Australia (MCA) has developed a Government sponsored multilingual resource for Australia’s culturally and linguistically diverse communities about COVID-19, its impact and available support.

https://www.myauscovid-19.org.au/

With the MyAusCovid-19 app you can:
– Browse articles to find out more about COVID-19, tips for prevention, caring for individuals and community, information on government response, and access to health care, financial assistance and support
– Search for topics or points of interest
– View short animations with helpful summaries of specific topics
– Find useful tips and contacts to help you adjust during COVID-19

The Humans Like Us website has a digital library of handwashing videos, posters especially for children (preschool, primary school, high school), and information in pictures (accessible to everyone, no matter what their level of literacy), featuring over 30 languages compiled by region:

Languages from Africa: Swahili/Kiswahili, Kirundi, Kinyarwanda, Dinka, Nuer, Lingala, Somali, Amharic, Oromo/Afaan Oromoo, Tigringya.

Languages from the Middle East: Arabic, Hazaragi, Assyrian, Kurdish Kurmanji, Kurdish Sorani, Dari, Pashto, Farsi/Persian.

Languages from Asia: Bengali, Hindi, Tamil, Urdu, Tibetan, Hmong, Chin Hakka/Hakha, Chin Falam, Zomi/Zou, Karen, Karenni, Rohingya, Burmese, Nepali/Napali.

https://www.humanslikeus.org/coronavirus

COVID-19 related information presented in easy English, developed by Access Easy English.

www.accesseasyenglish.com.au/covid-19-resources/